What happens when you lose multiple teeth? Tooth loss leads to a number of serious health complications that can eventually cause the patient to lose additional teeth. However, by replacing missing teeth early on, you can preserve the health and beauty of your smile. At Councill Dental Group, Dr. R. Terry Councill can replace multiple missing teeth with natural looking prosthetics. Held in place with dental implants, our dental prosthetics will allow patients to eat, speak, and smile with confidence again.
Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth
How do you replace multiple missing teeth? Common options for replacing more than one missing tooth include:
- Partial Denture: A partial includes replacement teeth and gum-like base with metal clasps on each end. The clasps will attach to the surrounding teeth, anchoring the partial in place. Partials are removable.
- Dental Bridge: A very common prosthetic, and one that’s been in use for centuries. A bridge consists of replacement teeth held in place with dental crowns.
- Implant-Supported Bridge: Instead of being secured with crowns, an implant-supported bridge is attached with multiple dental implant posts. This preserves tooth structure, and offers a fixed and natural looking solution to tooth loss.
Benefits of Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth
Using implant-supported partials and bridges offers a number of advantages, including:
- Natural looking replacements
- Long lasting
- Prevents loss of jawbone density
- Prevents misalignment related to tooth loss
- Fixed in place
- Require the same care as your natural teeth
Councill Dental Group’s Solution for Missing Teeth
Which procedure will best address multiple missing teeth? Should you receive a traditional bridge or an implant-supported bridge? Using advanced technology, such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, Dr. Councill will carefully exam your teeth, gums, and jaw to decide which procedure offers optimal smile restoration. To ensure your comfort during the procedure, we offer innovative sedation dentistry options, such as nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Finally, we offer skills that have been honed over the past 30 years helping Cypress residents achieve healthy and whole smiles.